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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 23 November, 2014
Date of publication: 23 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Dr Sai Mauk Kham urges Shan nationals to strive to turn their homeland into most developed region...Union ministers inspect major renovations to Yangon University’s hostels...Farmers, company hold meeting on cooperation in paddy cultivation...Training course turns out skilled tailors in Pyinmana Tsp...Pyinmana BEMS No 2 awards outstanding students...Firefighting drill held at Pobbathiri BEHS No 13...Myanmar will achieve democratization, however hard the path: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker...Myanmar Journalists Association pays respects to seasoned journalists...Catholics host dinner to mark Quincentenary Jubilee...First three beneficiaries of Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2015 announced..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Constitution pivotal for State and Tatmadaw: Commander-in-Chief...Checking of cargo blocks traffic at Muse border trade post...U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents his Credentials to Swedish King..... "PERSPECTIVES": "A living wage, a sound urbanization policy and social stability" Aung Khin.....ARTICLES: "Impact of Advertisements" by Myo Myint..."Is it Possible to Quit Smoking?" by Khin Maung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2014
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 21 November, 2014
Date of publication: 21 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Constitutional amendments debated at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday continued its debate on the report of the Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee... Representative Daw Phyu Phyu Thin of Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency said that a constitution that is simple and easy to understand helps the public and contributes to the stability of the country... The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is debating the report until 25 November." ...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on organ donation and digital television broadcasting: Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — "The Ministry of Health is drafting a new bill on the donation of organs to prevent illegal trafficking and the acquiring of organs through illicit means, Deputy Minister for Health U Win Myint told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Thursday. He was responding to a question whether the new bill allows anyone to donate their organs if they have the same tissue type as the recipient. There are two kinds of organ donation, one being donation of an organ of a brain-dead person and the other, of a living person, according to the deputy minister.... Another question raised at the Pyithu Hluttaw concerned digital television programmes, which were introduced recently to Myanmar. Regarding the question, Deputy Minister for Information U Pike Htway said that 25 stations are not broadcasting with the Digital DVB-T2 system while 68 more stations will broadcast with the system in the 2014-15 fiscal year. Set-top boxes to receive the channels have also been distributed free of charge to the public and more set-top boxes will also be available in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to the deputy minister..." ...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw holds 31st session: Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov — "Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun responded to questions for the ministry at the Amyotha Hluttaw session (Upper House) on Thursday. In his response to a question on issuing land grants to families residing in Kanthaya Village formerly registered as Gatekon Village in Taikkyi Township in Yangon Region, the deputy minister said that since the village is situated on pasture land, it is necessary for the township general administration department to apply for the cancellation of the pasture land to the Ministry of Home Affairs in accordance with rules and regulations...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra concert to be held in December... The State in Myanmar author gives talks on his book in capital city... Plans of Science and Technology Ministry elaborated to media... When all is said and done, deforestation must be stopped... Union minister inspects development of Letpadaungtaung area... Union Minister explains progress of Myanmar media to trainees... Myanmar Egress trainees visit Union Election Commission Office... National Education Law advisory body urges students to resolve issues with law democratically ... Myanmar has potential to graduate from LDC status in 2015... Students join inter-basic education student sports festival in Myawady... Inauguration ceremony held for asphalt road in Pobbathiri Township ... Advantages of growing Manaw Thukha paddy strain explained... Mung bean seeds distributed to local farmers in Taungup... Chin State Election Sub-commission opens training course...Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra concert to be held in December..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: The State in Myanmar author gives talks on his book in capital city...7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour kicks off..... "PERSPECTIVES": "When all is said and done, deforestation must be stopped" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Myanmar with a serene, beautiful and hearty smile" by Tommy Pauk
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (244K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/GNLN-2014-11-21.html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
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Title: Hlay thin Atwin Wun and viss of gold
Date of publication: September 1973
Description/subject: Article Title:Hlay thin Atwin Wun and viss of gold.....Title (Book/Serial: Myawaddy.....Issue and Volume: Vol. 21 , No. 11, p25-27.....Annotation: "During the Third Anglo - Burmese War Hlay-thin Atwin Wun and his forces were victorious at the battle of Myingyan. King Thibaw sent ten viss of gold for him, plus 270 gold medals and gold cups for his followers as reward for their valour. But the next day they were routed. The gold was lost in transit. Later, about four viss of gold were recovered and Col. Sladen returned it to Hlay-thin Atwin Wun as the rightful claimant.".....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar - History - Later Konbaung Period , 1837 - 1885...2. Zeya Kyaw Htin , Mingyi Thiri Maha ( Hlay thin Atwin Wun)... 3. Myanmar - History - The Third Anglo - Burmese War, 1885..... Key Words: Myingyan Battle
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Myawaddy (Vol. 21 , No. 11, p25-27) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (163K)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: Gwe Chaung Fort
Date of publication: February 1987
Description/subject: Article Title: Gwe Chaung Fort.....Title (Book/Serial): Sit-pran.....Issue and Volume: No. 101, p129-146.....Annotation: "After the Second Anglo - Burmese War ( 1852 - 53 ) Lower Burma became a British possession and the security of the Myanmar nation was threatened. King Mindon ordered construction of forts along the Ayeyawady River, one of which was Gwe Chaung Fortress. In 1881 Major Douglas Mcneil, a military intelligence officer in the Indian Army, travelled incognito up the Ayeyawady. He gathered detailed information and sketched the forts he passed through. This intelligence was of great help to General Prendergast in his attack on Gwe Chaung.".....Subject Terms: 1. Gwe Chaung Fortress..... Key Words: 1. Fortresses... 2. Forts
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Sit-pran (No. 101) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (345K)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: Golden Images of Konbaung Kings
Date of publication: October 1968
Description/subject: Article Title: Golden Images of Konbaung Kings.....Title(Book/Serial): Ngwe-tar-yi..... Issue and Volume: No. 100, p27 - 32.....Annotation: "About the eleven or seventeen golden images of Myanmar kings & queens of the Konbaung Period placed in the Mandalay Palace, Zaytawun building. They all disappeared during the British Annexation.".....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar Kings - Images... 2. Myanmar Queens - Images..... Key Words: Golden Images
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Ngwe-tar-yi (No. 100) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (386K)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: City of Yangon in Japanese Period
Date of publication: April 1987
Description/subject: Article Title: City of Yangon in Japanese Period.....Title (Book/Serial): Myawaddy.....Issue and Volume: Vol. 35 , No. 6, p.91-97.....Annotation: "About the administration of Yangon city during the Japanese occupation period ( 1942 - 1945 ); Describes how Yangon City Development Committee was organized.".....Subject Terms: 1. Yangon - History - Japanese Occupation ( 1942 - 1943 )... 2. Myanmar - Politics and government... 3. Streets - Yangon..... Key Words: 1. Yangon - Administration... 2. Myanmar - Administration... 3. Streets
Author/creator: KYAN, Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Myawaddy (Vol. 35 , No. 6) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (291K)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: Blocking the Ayeyawady River
Date of publication: December 1979
Description/subject: Article Title: Blocking the Ayeyawady River.....Title (Book/Serial): Sit-pran or Sitpyan..... Issue and Volume: No. 15, p. 129 - 132.....Annotation: "The main line of attack in the Third Anglo Burmese War was up the Ayeyawady River. This route was anticipated by Myanma strategists, so in addition to the forts, blockades were created at various points. The strongest site was near Yin Ye' Rocks between Innwa and Sagaing. To block passage, an Irrawaddy Flotilla Steamer and large cargo boats were filled with rocks and sandbags and sunk. The water level above these obstructions was only about 2 to 3 feet. Taung Kwin Myosa Wungyi was in command and it would have been a major obstacle for the expeditionary forces to surmount.. But providence was on the enemy's side. The current changed because the water suddenly rose and a new channel opened. Then, before new barriers could be constructed, the Hluttaw ordered a surrender.".....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar - History - Third Anglo - Burmese War, 1885..... Key Words: 1. Anglo - Burmese War, 3rd 1885... 2. Fortresses
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Sit-pran or Sitpyan (No. 15, p. 129 - 132) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (273K)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: Administrative terms of British Period - 2
Description/subject: Article Title: Administrative terms of British Period - 2.....Title (Book/Serial): Researches in Burmese History..... Issue and Volume: Vol. 3, p. 25 - 77.....Annotation: "The British ruled Myanmar for nearly 100 years and during that period they issued circulars and vernacular acts which were publish in the Burma Gazette. These old documents were found in 1978 Ayeyawady Division. The Peoples' Council transferred many rare documents to Myanmar Historical Research Department. From these documents the author selected administrative circulars, acts and vernacular acts as references for Myanmar historians. The article includes the authorized Myanmar equivalents of official designations for public administration.".....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar - History - British Rule... 2. Myanmar - Politics and government... 3. Myanmar - Administrative terms..... Key Words: 1. Administrative Terms... 2. Burma Gazette
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Researches in Burmese History (Vol. 3, p. 25 - 77) published by Historical Research Department via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (422K)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 22 November, 2014
Date of publication: 22 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Saturday 22 November, 2014
Date of publication: 22 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
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Title: Despite the headlines, progress in Myanmar isn't slipping away
Date of publication: 19 November 2014
Description/subject: "Is Myanmar’s reform effort going into reverse? Not even close. Yet if international support for its political transition seriously weakens in the face of recent setbacks, the prophecies of Myanmar’s critics may be fulfilled. The international community needs to show staying power and accept that the road to reform is long. Myanmar is four years into a transition from 50 years of authoritarian rule and chronic, grinding civil conflicts. That change was never going to be easy. We should not be surprised that certain areas remain problematic or new difficulties arise...The West has a choice: Whether to stand on the sidelines and withholding support until there is a perfect outcome in Myanmar, or to engage in the messy but vital business of working with Myanmar as it changes from a closed authoritarian country to a more open, democratic and prosperous society... When Obama offered a hand to Myanmar in 2011, it was the beginning of a long journey. It is one the United States and the international community would be best advised to continue."
Author/creator: Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Richard Horsey, Reuters
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Crisis Group
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
ML > Foreign Relations > USA-Burma relations


Title: Malaysia's unwanted (video)
Date of publication: 21 November 2014
Description/subject: With refugees [including Rohingya] at risk of abuse and exploitation in Malaysia, 101 East investigates if those in charge are doing enough....Forbidden from working or sending their children to school, it is a fragile existence for many as they struggle to survive in society's shadows. In this extensive investigation, complete with undercover filming, 101 East exposes the hidden, fear-filled world refugees inhabit in Malaysia and asks, who is going to help them?..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: AlJazeera (101 East)
Format/size: Adobe Flash (26 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2014
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Malaysia


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 20 November, 2014
Date of publication: 20 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hlutaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues debate on constitution: Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Wednesday continued its debate on the report of the Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee. Representative U Myat Ko of Sagaing Region Constituency- 12 was in favour of the system of appointing union ministers and deputy ministers from parliamentary representatives, saying that only then will the union ministers and deputy ministers be able to work in the interests of the people. Representative Daw Khin Thanda of Tada-U Constituency said that it is necessary to draw a timetable to undertake amendments of the constitution in six months ahead of the 2015 general elections by enacting a law. She highlighted that today, all are to focus on peace and democracratization of the nation by setting aside their interests. All the citizens have the rights to enjoy the rights of fair and standardized democracy. Defence Services Personnel Representative Lt- Col Thein Htut preferred conferring some legislative powers to state and region governments to contribute to equality and national unity of ethnic national races while another defence services personnel representative, Lt-Col Pe Kyaing, said he was against the insertion of the phrase “with the consent of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw” into Section 40 (c) of the constitution as doing so could hinder the commander in chief of defence services from exercising his powers in a state of emergency conferred by provisions of the constitution...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: MPA to raise demurrage charges from 2015...Union Border Affairs Minister inspects development programmes in Mon State...Ambulance system for emergency care being implemented by health ministry...Emphasis placed on compilation of CSR Plan for Letpadaungtaung Copper Mine Project investigation report...Union minister attends 22nd anniversary of Cooperative Bank...Deputy Minister for ECF visits teak and ironwood plantations in Rakhine State...People in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State, hold up peaceful co-existence in daily life...Station hospital commissioned into service...Volunteer youths donate dry rations, clothes and rice...Chinlone teams in Myingyan participate in demonstration...Members of WAO get membership brooches...Solar panels installed at residences of rural area free of charge...Letter to the Editor...Two Sanu halls under construction in Mandalay...Approach road to box culvert being built on rural road in Ngaphe Tsp...Model plot of Palethwe hybrid paddy harvested in Yebyu Tsp...Culverts, bridges maintained on No 1 inter-district road...Departmental officials, authorities coordinate regional development tasks.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Panasonic focuses on building B2G relationships with Myanmar...ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (Retreat) kicks off...Investment for agriculture imports discussed in Nay Pyi Taw...MPF chief holds talks with foreign guests to discuss promotion of relations in public security...Tourists stroll along Taungthaman Bridge to enjoy beautiful scene....."PERSPECTIVES":"We need a good foundation for the sake of children" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Pathein to host 4th Stop of Coca-Cola Happiness Journey" by Kyaw The-ein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 20 November, 2014
Date of publication: 20 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 21 November, 2014
Date of publication: 21 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
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Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Thursday 20 November, 2014
Date of publication: 20 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Friday 21 November, 2014
Date of publication: 21 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
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Title: Five kyats for marrige
Date of publication: March 1987
Description/subject: Article Title: Five kyats for marrige.....Title (Book/Serial): Myawaddy (Issue and Volume Vol. 35 , No. 5).....Annotation: After the Second Anglo - Burmese War, the British government ruled Lower Myanmar. The public paid many taxes one of which was the poll tax, which required a married man to pay a larger tax a single man......Subject Terms: 1. Taxation - Myanmar... 2. Poll tax.....Key Words: 1. Poll tax... 2. Taxes
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Myawaddy (Vol. 35 , No. 5)
Format/size: pdf (442K)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington


Title: Division and District
Date of publication: August 1984
Description/subject: Title (Book/Serial): Sit-pran...Article Title: Division and Distric.....Annotation: "Taing and Khayaing were administrative units during the Nyaunggyan period (1600-1752). Myanmar was divided into 8 Divisions and Khayaing was the smaller unit, but definition of the terms changed from time to time. Under King Thibaw (1878 - 1885) Upper Burma was divided into 10 Khayaings and a Khayaing Wun governed each. This Khayaing corresponded to Division in Lower Burma. Throughout the colonial period Burma was divided into 8 Divisions called Khayaing. The Divisional Commissioner was called Khayaing Wun Shin Taw Min Gyi, while the District was called Siyinsu which was governed by a Deputy Commissioner known as A-Ye-Baing. During the Japanese period Division become Taing and the Divisional Commissioner was called Taing Min Gyi. The District was called Khayaing and the AYe- Baing became Khayaing Wun. Since 1972 Myanmar has had 7 States and 7 Divisions.".....Subject Terms: 1. Myanmar - Politics and government.....Key Words: 1. Divisions, 2. Districts
Author/creator: KYAN , Daw
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Sit-pran (No. 71) via University of Washington
Format/size: pdf (106K)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > University of Washington
History > Historical periods > The Konbaung Dynasty and the Anglo-Burmese Wars [1753-1885]


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 22 November, 2014
Date of publication: 22 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Discussions on constitutional reform continue at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov —"The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Friday approved an agreement to be signed between Myanmar and Russia to cooperate in military intelligence, followed by discussions on a report submitted by a committee responsible for the implementation of constitutional change. U Than Nwe of Budalin constituency suggested that decentralization will promise individual states and regions control over Discussions on constitutional reform continue at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw their own affairs, a federalism demanded by ethnic parties, calling for a constitutional change so that states and regions parliaments will enjoy the right to elect their regional chiefs..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Myanmar taking measures to reduce trade deficits: Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov —"A question was raised at the Pyithu Hlutatw on Friday on how to deal with the country’s trade deficits, with Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan responding that the fiscal year of 2014 from 1 April to 12 September saw export earnings of US$4,965.726m and import of $7,366.937m, resulting in a trade deficit of $2,401.211m. Regarding measures to enhance the export volume, the deputy minister said that priority has been given to rice, beans and pulses, oil crops, fishery products, textiles and clothes, and wood and forest products..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw to discuss amendment bills: Nay Pyi Taw, 21 Nov — "The speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw informed the Hluttaw session on Friday of the approval of the Pyithu Hluttaw on bills amending laws stipulating the salaries, allowances and titles of union level officials, the chairman and members of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, and chairmen and members of self-administered regions and areas.... Afterwards, members of the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee U Tin Mya, U Maung Aye Tun and Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan submitted the bill on the budget allocation proposal, the report on repealing the Agricultural Produce Markets Act and the bill repealing the Agricultural Produce Markets Act, respectively. The act was enacted in 1941 so it fails to reflect the current situation... The Amyotha Hluttaw session today also agreed to debate the bills amending the Diplomats and Consular Officers (Oaths and Fees) Act and amending the United Nations (Rights and Exemptions) Act submitted by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin.".....EXECUTIVE ORDER: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 26/2014) 15th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME (21 November, 2014) Assignment of Deputy Minister..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein delivers address at Workshop on Urban and Housing Development Policy and Projects... Policing procedures explained in Myanaung...SME development branches training aims promote SME knowledge among staff: Industry Ministry... Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Sports and Physical Education Institute, University of Medicine in Taunggyi... Heavy machinery, tractors available at Mandalay branch of company ... Staff issue citizenship scrutiny cards to locals ... Paddy plantations need water to thrive in Natogyi... Course on rehabilitating human trafficking victims given in Mandalay ... Missionary capacity enhancement course conducted.....Prestige Automobiles opens first BMW sales & service facility in Myanmar... EXTERNAL RELATIONS Ministry of Electric Power, Austria-based ANDRITZ Hydro sign MoU for Deedoke Hydropower Project... ME development branches training aims promote SME knowledge among staff: Industry Ministry....."PERSPECTIVES": "Lest you mistake politics for poisonous fruit" by Kyaw Thura....ARTICLE: "The Second last old capital city “Amarapura” Part V Amarapura under the four successors of Badonsachen [Bodawpaya]" by Maha Saddhamma Jotika dhaja Sithu Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf-4MB; html-96K; pdf-249K
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/GNLM-2014-11-22.html
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/GN2014-11-22.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: Japan INternational Cooperation Agency (JICA) - Myanmar
Description/subject: Reports of meetings, projects eetc....."The new administration of Myanmar, which was formed in March 2011, is furthering reforms toward democratization and national reconciliation. Given this movement, the government of Japan changed its economic cooperation policy in April 2012 so that a wider scope of people could appreciate the effects of the reforms, and has decided to expand its areas of support. In addition to the conventional fields of cooperation such as improving BHN and capacity along with providing assistance to minority ethnic groups, JICA is working to ascertain the needs for infrastructure to promote economic development, and is planning to form well-balanced projects. Specifically, JICA will continue such past assistance as measures for the three major infectious diseases (malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis), as well as implement an economic reform program as assistance to reform the economy through capacity development. JICA is also planning to provide cooperation for urban development in Yangon, along with port and transportation network infrastructure, as support that will lead to economic growth."
Language: English
Source/publisher: JICA
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 November 2014
ML > Economy > Burma's economic relations with various countries > Burma's economic relations with Japan


Title: Hpapun Incident Report: Violent abuse in Bu Tho Township, April 2014
Date of publication: 20 November 2014
Description/subject: papun (Mutraw) District... This Incident Report describes events in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District in April 2014, including violent abuse and injury due to shooting. On April 2nd 2014, Border Guard Force (BGF) Officer Tha Beh summoned the village head of A--- village to meet him after the village head had organized the delivery of a letter on behalf of a Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) officer to the officer’s former private, who is now a BGF private, under Officer Tha Beh’s command. Upon their meeting, Officer Tha Beh punched and hit the village head of A---, as well as the messenger who sent the letter. When the village head of P---, who had also been summoned by Officer Tha Beh, arrived, he was punched and hit as well. The village head of P---brandished a machete, after which one of Officer Tha Beh’s privates, who had accompanied him, shot the village head of P---, hitting him in the hand and accidently shooting Officer Tha Beh in the leg..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf (263K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/14-50-i1_0-red.pdf
http://www.khrg.org/sites/default/files/14-50-i1_0.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 November 2014
ML > Human Rights > Torture and ill-treatment > Torture and ill-treatment: reports of incidents in Burma


Title: Project Finance Myanmar - Project Finance 2014
Description/subject: Essentially a pre-view/ad for the book (GBP229 incl. delivery)..... 1-Overview... 2-Security... 3-Security Trustee... 4-Enforcement of Security... 5-Bankruptcy and Restructuring Proceedings... 6-Foreign Investment and Ownership Restrictions... 7-Government Approvals/Restrictions... 8-Foreign Insurance... 9-Foreign Employee Restrictions... 10-Equipment Import Restrictions 11-Force Majeure... 12-Corrupt Practices... 13-Applicable Law... 14-Jurisdiction and Waiver of Immunity... 15-International Arbitration... 16-Change of Law / Political Risk... 17-Tax... 18-Other Matters... 19-Islamic Finance.
Author/creator: James Finch, Jaime Casanova
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)
Subscribe: ...
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
ML > Economy > Investment in Burma/Myanmar > Laws and regulations governing investment


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Date of publication: 19 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: MPs suggest constitutional change for national stability, development and reconciliation: Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — "The Pyiduangsu Hluttaw on Tuesday discussed the report submitted by a committee responsible for the implementation and amendment of the constitution. Daw Sanda Min of the Zabyuthiri constituency said that constitutional change is not a one-time matter and it needs amending step by step, adding that the purpose of constitutional amendment is to reinforce national reconciliation rather than instigating conflicts. She called for greater cooperation in changing the constitution within the framework of the law to ensure a better future of the country. U Sai Kyaw Zaw Than of the Shan State constituency- 2 pointed out that the report should be discussed with a focus on national stability and development, national integrity, national reconciliation and rule of law..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Unscrupulous fuel stations can face temporary or permanent cancellation of their licences: Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — "Maj Zawana, a defence services personnel representative, asked the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) on Tuesday about action taken against unscrupulous oil stations nationwide, with the deputy minister responding that supervisory committees inspect fuel stations to ensure oil quality and accurate measurement. He added that action is taken against fuel stations found guilty of dishonest sales by means of from temporary to total cancellation of their licences. A question was concerned with the possibility of upgrading an industrial ward to an industrial zone in Loikaw, Kayah State..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw discuss agricultural and fishery sectors: Nay Pyi Taw, 18 Nov — "Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) convened its 31st day meeting on Tuesday with the discussions of agricultural and fishery sectors. U Htay Oo, representative of Hinthada Township constituency, asked whether the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has plans to substitute agricultural lands that cannot be used now for some reasons with new ones and the plans of ministry to promote paddy productions. Deputy Minister U Than Ohn said that double- crop paddy cultivation with irrigation system could cover the loss of paddy fields for some reasons, and the ministry is now issuing permits to individual and companies to use empty or virgin lands for agricultural purposes. He also said that rice sufficiency of the country is 168 percent for the country’s population of 51.42 million, and the government has adopted a 30-year plan for the sufficiency of rice to the population of 100 million by using highyield varieties, systematic water supply, agricultural methods and enough input items...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker attends Myanmar Parliamentary Union meeting, meets Danu nationals, media persons...Students urged to be tolerant as reforms carried out step by step...Training Workshop on Mass Event and Disaster Preparedness kicks off...Telecommunication show launched in Yangon...Ministry launches trademark management course...Ownerless motorboat with sawn timber seized in Amarapura...Volunteer course regarding traffic accidents conducted in Mandalay...Children receive medical checkup from MCWA...Trains added with coaches for convenience of passengers...Automatic industrial production technology show kicks off...Wall magazine, photo gallery display documentary photos...Tube-well sunk for rural development in Minbu Township...Pyinmana Sugar Mill to resume crushing of sugarcane on 19 November...Villagers get better communication service in central Myanmar...Happy life of local people and improvement of farming work in Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State...Surgeons at Yangon General Hospital successfully treat heart stabbing victim.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: More Israeli companies will come to Myanmar with the signing of agreement on protection of investment between Myanmar and Israel...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...Embassy of Qatar opened in Yangon...Myanmar-the Netherlands Joint Steering Committee meets...Eto to visit Myanmar to join 1st talks with ASEAN defence ministers....."PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s civilize ourselves first" Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "A tranquil retirement" by Pho Thit
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Date of publication: 19 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Date of publication: 19 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: Legal Pluralism
Description/subject: "Legal pluralism is the existence of multiple legal systems within one (human) population and/or geographic area. Plural legal systems are particularly prevalent in former colonies, where the law of a former colonial authority may exist alongside more traditional legal systems (cf. customary law). When these systems developed, the idea was that certain issues (e.g., commercial transactions) would be covered by colonial law, while other issues (e.g., family and marriage) would be covered by traditional law. Over time, these distinctions tended to break down and individuals would choose to bring their legal claims under the system that they thought would offer them the best advantage. Legal pluralism also occurs when different laws govern different groups within a country. For example, in India and Tanzania, there are special Islamic courts that address concerns in Muslim communities by following Islamic law principles. Secular courts deal with the issues of other communities...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
ML > Decentralisation > Decentralisation (Decentralization) - international examples, definitions and theory


Title: Custom (law)
Description/subject: "Custom in law is the established pattern of behavior that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting. A claim can be carried out in defense of "what has always been done and accepted by law." Related is the idea of prescription; a right enjoyed through long custom rather than positive law..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
ML > Decentralisation > Decentralisation (Decentralization) - international examples, definitions and theory


Title: When Legal Worlds Overlap Human Rights, State and Non-State Law
Date of publication: 2009
Description/subject: "...Plural legal orders occur in numerous circumstances: for example, where different family laws apply to specific ethno-cultural groups, where customary dispute resolution mechanisms operate without state sanction, where non-state legal orders (such as chiefs’ courts) are officially recognised, or where quasistate legal orders (such as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) are established....The report contributes to the discussions on plural legal orders in four ways: It identifies some important misunderstandings and false dichotomies that have made coherent discussion of plural legal orders particularly difficult (and which similarly undermine the understanding of how religious, indigenous, and gender rights actually interact). (Chapters I to IV) It sets out the human rights issues that need to be addressed in the context of plural legal orders. (Chapters V and VI) It examines some specific policy challenges, notably those that occur in the context of recognition of non-state legal orders; recognition of cultural diversity in law; and justice sector reforms. (Chapters VII to IX) It offers a practical approach – some principles and a framework of questions – that human rights advocates and policy-makers can use as a guide when they work in plural legal contexts. (Chapters X and XI)..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Council for Human Rights Policy
Format/size: pdf (489K-reduced version; 946K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ichrp.org/files/reports/50/135_report_en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
ML > Decentralisation > Decentralisation (Decentralization) - international examples, definitions and theory
Human Rights > Various Rights > Human rights organisations, networks: resources, training, methodology and other links


Title: Land Acquisition and Practice in Myanmar (Table of Contents)
Date of publication: 20 October 2014
Description/subject: "DS has just completed a 70-page legal study examining Land Acquisition and Practice in Myanmar. Requested by the International Finance Corporation to carry out this in-depth survey based on DS’ many years working on land issues in the country, the Study minutely analyses areas of Myanmar land acquisition laws against the comparatively strong provisions found in the IFC’s Performance Standards 1 and 5, the latter of which outlines rules on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement when the IFC engages with client companies investing in locations potentially involving land acquisition measures. Given Myanmar’s lengthy and controversial practices of land acquisition – both historical and present – the Study aims to assist companies to comply in full with the far more stringent IFC standards and, in turn, ensure that investments do not lead either to arbitrary land confiscation nor to any additional violations of the rights possessed by those living on affected land. The table of contents of the report, project objectives and methodology can be found here."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Displacement Solutions
Format/size: pdf (106K); html
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/new-ds-study-on-land-acquisition-law-and-practice-in-myanmar-augus...
Date of entry/update: 19 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Administration > Land, property and planning > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to land, property and planning (commentary)


Title: Return of the Myanmar Military?
Date of publication: 17 November 2014
Description/subject: "...In the initial phase of liberalization, the military tended to follow Mr. Thein Sein’s reform initiatives. The generals rarely defied the political agenda of the president, himself a career army bureaucrat, except to defend their economic and tactical interests. But according to several senior aides to Mr. Thein Sein, relations between the president and the commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, are increasingly out of sync. Several sources close to both men told me that General Min Aung Hlaing’s tougher tactics of late were reminiscent of the style of Senior Gen. Than Shwe, Myanmar’s military leader from 1992 to 2011, suggesting that General Than Shwe may still be pulling the strings behind the scenes. Lately, the military leadership has called for expanding the role of the National Defense and Security Council, a military-dominated 11-member body that holds wide-ranging powers, including the right to take over from the civilian government in a state of emergency. During the parliamentary debates last week, military representatives argued that the N.D.S.C. should be able to dissolve Parliament if one-third of the seats become vacant..."
Author/creator: Min Zin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New York Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
ML > Military (Tatmadaw), Military Intelligence and police > Political role of the Tatmadaw


Title: King Wagaru's Manu Dhammasattham (text, translation and notes)
Date of publication: 1707
Description/subject: "...The great interest of the “ Wagaru Dhammathat ” lies in its being substantially a law-book of what Sir Sumner Maine considers the modem type. Being based on justice and expediency, it resembles our own law of contract or tort in its easy applicability to all persons in the same civilization without reference to their creeds. This simplicity allows the courts in Burma almost the same scope for applying equity as exists in England..."
Author/creator: Dr. Forchhammer (trans), John Jardine (Preface)
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Government of Burma
Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Legal history and philosophy of Burma (texts and commentary)


Title: A Foreseeable Disaster in Burma: Forced Displacement in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone
Date of publication: November 2014
Description/subject: Conclusion: "The displacement in Thilawa took place amid a broader climate of state-sponsored abuse in Burma, where people have no recourse to challenge illegal government action. Specifically, the displacement process in Thilawa violated residents’ human rights, negatively affected their ability to provide for themselves, and resulted in deteriorating food security and limited ability to access health care. The TSEZMC will relocate 846 more households when development begins on phase two of the project. If the TSEZMC, the Burmese government, and JICA continue to operate as they did in the first phase of the project, these households will suffer the same fate. Burma requires economic development, but given the historical context of forced displacement, impunity for human rights violations, weak rule of law, and corruption, there is great risk that economic development projects will benefit a select few in power at the expense of deepened deprivation and poverty for many others. Although the results of this survey cannot be generalized for the country as a whole, the survey does highlight risks inherent to any major development project in Burma. Having recently emerged from more than 50 years of military dictatorship, it will take time and commitment to build a strong civil society that is capable of educating people in Burma about their rights. Residents generally fear their government, which for decades has controlled the population by force. The government has yet to implement sufficient mechanisms to protect people from human rights abuses and ensure justice for victims. Given this context, any development project in the country carries great risk of human rights violations. JICA and other organizations implementing such projects should make every effort to proactively identify the potential negative outcomes and consult with the affected community about how best to minimize or eliminate these risks. The Thilawa case suggests that foreign organizations cannot rely on the Burmese government to protect the human rights of forcibly displaced populations..."
Author/creator: Andrea Gittleman, Widney Brown
Language: English, Japanese
Source/publisher: Physicians for Human Rights
Format/size: pdf (557K-English version; 334K-Japanese reduced version; 2.32MB-Japanese original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs20/PHR-2014-11-Burma-Thilawa_Report-jp-red.pdf
https://s3.amazonaws.com/PHR_Reports/Burma-Thilawa-English-Report-Nov2014.pdf
https://s3.amazonaws.com/PHR_Reports/burma-displacement-report-japanese-2014.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
ML > Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Burma/Myanmar: "Development"-induced displacement
Economy > Economic zones in Myanmar > Special Economic Zones > Other Special Economic Zones
Health > Threats to Health > Health impacts of "development" projects


Title: Exiled To Nowhere: Burma's Rohingya (photo essay)
Date of publication: November 2014
Description/subject: 30 high-quality black and white photographs of the Rohingya living conditions in displacement camps in Burma/Myanmar.....Navigation of the essay is difficult, with no apparent means to copy text.
Author/creator: Greg Constantine
Language: English
Source/publisher: VIEWPOINT issue #1
Format/size: jpeg
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
ML > Administrative areas > Arakan (Rakhine) State > Arakan (Rakhine) State - reports etc.


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 17 November, 2014
Date of publication: 17 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Agreement signed to upgrade Mandalay International Airport...Union minister visits water pumping stations in Singaing, Myinmu townships...Kanbawza Bank Ltd marks opening of 300 branches...94th Anniversary National Day marked at Pyinama BEHS No 1...Job fair for job seekers held in Mandalay...Survivor of WWII still an imposing religious edifice in Mandalay...Expired foodstuffs, drugs incinerated in Patheingyi...94th Anniversary of National Day observed in Nyaungshwe, Nyaunglebin Tsps...Ceremony held for disbursement of village electrification loans...Sagaing Region minister meets people for rural development...Mandalarian construction entrepreneurs hold special meeting...Wall structures of Mandalay painted for durability...Pebble production becomes income source for locals...Dhamma school instructor course concludes...Rural gravel road under construction to improve living standard of people...Myanmar, China discuss matters on oil and natural gas pipelines...Moving Forward in unity to a peaceFul and prosperous coMMunity..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein and other leaders discuss global economy at G-20 Summit...Agreement signed to upgrade Mandalay International Airport...GE TO extend investment and technical assistance to generate addtional 30MW of power for Myanmar...Appointment of Ambassador agreed on...New cement product introduced...Myanmar participates in 4th Asian Beach Games...Ceremony held to mark 60th Anniversary of Myanmar-Japan friendly relations...Second international amateur marathon organized in Bagan....."PERSPECTIVES": "A single odd one out in political reform is one too many!" by Kyaw Thura
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: To Cherish All Life - A Buddhist view on Animal Slaughter and Meat Eating
Date of publication: 1981
Description/subject: "American born Philip Kapleau has been a Buddhist monk for 25 years. In 1966, upon his return to America from Japan, where he had trained for 13 years, he finally renounced what he calls, “my reluctant cannibalism,” the eating of every kind of flesh food. “While in Japan,” he says, “I wrestled with my conscience, trying to reconcile the first Buddhist vow to refrain from taking life with my obvious complicity in the slaughter of innocent creatures whose flesh I consumed. I pretended to love animals while at the same time regularly eating them..."
Author/creator: Roshi Phillip Kapleau
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddhanet
Format/size: pdf (3MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/lifecherish.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
ML > Society and Culture > Religion > Buddhism > Buddhism and Society > Buddhism and society, Buddhist Ethics


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 18 November, 2014
Date of publication: 18 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Constitutional amendment debate continues at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Nov — "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives on Monday held a debate on the report of the Constitutional Reform Implementation Committee. Defence Services Personnel Representative Brig-Gen Thet Tun Aung proposed that the union chief justice, judges of the supreme court of the union, judges of regions and states and judges should be appointed by the president as the government system under the 2008 constitution is a presidential system, while Representative U Sein Tun of Htantabin Township Constituency sought to limit the term of the union election commission. He said that the term of the union election commission should expire after it has submitted its final election report...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw meets students of Pyu Township...Education ministry unveils initiatives to tackle student protest...Myanmar striving to control hepatitis C disease...Fund to be allotted to ministries for development of Rakhine State...120 paintings by 33 women artists showcased in Mandalay...Healthcare committee formed for retired faculty members...82 trainees complete civil service training in Mandalay...Gold industry course opens for enthusiasts free of charge...Health talks on World Diabetes Day given to people in Magway Region...MANA holds talk on HIV prevention, danger of narcotics...Letter to the Editor...Kanbawza Bank celebrates successful opening of 300 branches...Chanayethazan Township marks 94th anniversary of National Day...Visitor numbers up at Maha Muni Buddha Image in Mandalay...Runway at Kalay Airport being extended...Mingin Township upgrades BEMS, opens new school building.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends messages of felicitations to Latvian President, PM...President U Thein Sein arrives back in Yangon from Australia...Myanmar, India to cooperate more closely in border affairs...Myanmar, Laos hold talks on cooperation between armed forces...Commander-in-Chief receives Laotian defence minister...Union FM sends message of felicitation to Latvian counterpart....."PERSPECTIVES": "English is more than just a school subject" Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "Child Labour" by Win Sein
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 16 November, 2014
Date of publication: 16 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: As part of democratization, government puts special priority on raising education standard in belief that national education plays key role in nation building...Election in Chin State discussed...Farmers use combine harvesters in harvesting paddy plantations...Sweater sales up in PyinOoLwin Township as cold season descends...Six outstanding firefighters honoured in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein says ASEAN has become more integrated in recent decades...Toyota launches its 9th Dream Car Art Contest for children...Japan donates transport facilities for Dala jetty in Yangon...Moving Forward in unity to a peaceful and prosperous community...Two journalists to join delegation bound for China....."PERSPECTIVES": "Children are the future of the country" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "A Nostalgia for the Banks of the Lemyo River" by Dr. Saw Mra Aung..."Act East Policy vis-à-vis Pivot to Asia" by Sonu Trivedi
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 18 November, 2014
Date of publication: 18 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 17 November, 2014
Date of publication: 17 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (11MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 16 November, 2014
Date of publication: 16 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Sunday 16 November, 2014
Date of publication: 16 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Monday 17 November, 2014
Date of publication: 17 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 18 November, 2014
Date of publication: 18 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: USAID - Land Tenure: Burma
Description/subject: "Burma is situated in Southeast Asia, bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. The majority of its population lives in rural areas and depends on land as a primary means of livelihood. Because all land in Burma ultimately belongs to the state, citizens and organizations depend upon use-rights, but do not own land. Burma’s laws grant women equal rights in some respects and also recognize certain customary laws that provide women equal rights in relation to land. In practice, however, the rights of many women are governed by customs that do not afford them equal access to or control over land. Forcible and uncompensated land confiscation is a source of conflict and abuse in Burma, and protests and fear of “land grabs” have escalated as the state opens its markets to foreign investors and pursues policies to dramatically increase industrial agricultural production. Burma has rich water, forest and mineral resources. However, a rapid expansion of resource extraction efforts in the past three decades has led to widespread land and water pollution, deforestation and forced relocation..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: USAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2014
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Tenure > Tenure (national legislation and policies)


Title: Land Core Group
Description/subject: We have a common vision of pro-poor land reform, and to achieve this. The Land Core Group (LCG) one of the network groupings under the Food Security Working Group, consisting of LNGOs, INGOs, and concerned individuals was formed in 2011. LCG has a 3 year programme plan whose goal is 'Laws, policies and institutions for land and natural resource access are formulated and effectively implemented to support sustainable economic, social and environmental development that balances the contributions of smallholder farmers and large-scale investment to national growth'.
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Food Security Working Group (FSWG)
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2014
ML > Land > Land in Burma > Tenure > Tenure (national legislation and policies)


Title: Personal Laws (Buddhist, Hindu, Muhammadan, Parsi, Christian)
Date of publication: 1958
Description/subject: These laws, which have various dates, are found in pages 1-116 of Vol. XI of "The Burma Code"
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. XI
Format/size: pdf (2.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Law applicable to non-Burman or non-Buddhist peoples
Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma laws, decrees and regulations from 1818 to 1954 - "The Burma Code" > "The Burma Code" Vol. XI


Title: Results of a site-specific Google seach for "burma OR myanmar"
Description/subject: 7000 +
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Oxford via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2014
RR > Burma/Myanmar material put online by academic institutions > Oxford > Oxford University


Title: Mantra of Rage (video)
Date of publication: 08 October 2013
Description/subject: After deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslims, Dateline asks if monk Ashin Wirathu's anti-Islamic teachings are behind the tension.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SBS Dateline
Format/size: Adobe Flash (17 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2014
ML > Religious violence and discrimination > Anti-Muslim violence and discrimination - General articles and analysis


Title: BURMA: IT WORKS, BUT IS IT LAW?
Date of publication: 1987
Description/subject: "...I shall sketch the main outline of Burmese family law rather than concentrate on recent developments. There are two main aspects of comparative interest. First, Buddhist ethics combine with Burmese sentiments to produce a system with very little sexual discrimination: “There is ho country where the principle of equality of the sexes has been carried further than in Burma,”1 enthused an English judge in 1927. Second, law, meaning both state-appointed judges applying state-based sanctions and religious leaders applying conscience-based sanctions, is strikingly absent from the regulation of the Burmese family. The important sanctions are those of local group pressure, which restrict parties to a narrow range of behavior permitted by family law..."
Author/creator: Andrew Huxley
Language: English
Source/publisher: JOURNAL OF FAMILY LAW (Vol. 27, 1988-89)
Format/size: pdf (260K)
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Legal history and philosophy of Burma (texts and commentary)


Title: THE RECEPTION OF BUDDHIST LAW IN S.E. ASIA 200 BCE-1860 CE
Date of publication: 1994
Description/subject: "...I divide this paper into three sections as follows : [1] The Period of Implantation — Here I describe the endogenous pre-Indian law of S.E. Asia, and the first eight centuries of Indian legal influence. ... The processes I describe apply equally to the importation of Buddhism and Hinduism, so I do not limit myself to discussing Buddhist examples. This section is headed ‘The Indianisa- tion of S.E. Asia 300 BCE — 900 CE ’..... [2] The Period of Fruition — From the ninth century comes our first evidence of legalistic dispute settlement in S.E. Asia. The spread of literacy beyond the palace and the monastery raised expectations that the Indian derived law texts should be applied, rather than just displayed in the palace among the regalia and power-objects. A century later, the classical empires of Pagan and Angkor are launched on their spectacular path. In extent and duration, these empires eclipsed the kingdoms that preceded them. We have a reasonably good knowledge of their legal systems from the extensive inscriptions that they have left. I discuss the issues raised by Questions All to A16 of the outline in relation to Pagan as the paradigm of ‘Buddhist Law’ and Angkor as the paradigm of ‘Hindu Law’. This section is headed ‘Hindu Law and Buddhist Law in Classical Pagan and Angkor 950-1300 CE ’..... [3] The Period of Destiny — The fall of Angkor and Pagan coincides with Kublai Khan’s attempted invasion, the emergence into political prominence of a new linguistic family — the Thai — and the religious conversion of virtually all mainland Hindus tcy Theravada Buddhism. From 1300 to 1860 CE the two transplanted Indian legal systems work out their destiny, largely unaffected by legal developments outside the region. Mainland S.E. Asia produces three different syntheses of Indian law. Both the west and the north develop from the Pagan model of Buddhist law, but the west, with its larger, more powerful and longer-lasting states, develops much more legal autonomy than does the north. The east, though Theravada Buddhist in religion, mixes elements of Pagan ‘Buddhist law’ and Angkor ‘Hindu law’ together to make its own distinctive destiny. I discuss the issues raised by Questions B1 to B21 of the outline in relation to these three variations of the transplantation of Indian law. This section is headed ‘The Theravada Buddhist legal systems of Mainland S.E. Asia 1300 — I860 CE ’..."
Author/creator: Andrew Huxley
Language: English
Source/publisher: La Réception des Systèmes Juridiques: Implantation et Destin, Brussels: Bruylant (1994), pp 139-237
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2014
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Title: Burmese Law Tales - The Legal Element in Burmese Folk-lore
Date of publication: 1962
Description/subject: "...When I was preparing the manuscript of my collection of "Burmese Folk-Tales" for publication in 1948, for some time I was unable to decide whether to include in that collection the Law Tales which are now given in the following pages. Finally, I decided that they should be left out because, first, I thought that they were borrowings from Hindu legal literature, and second, I thought that they had already been collected in the various Burmese legal writings. In both these assumptions I was wrong, and I was wrong because I then accepted the orthodox theory, first advanced by a European scholar of Burmese history [Forchammer: Jardine Prize Essay - see Bibliography] that Burmese law was merely a derivation of Hindu law. After the publication of the "Folk-Tales", I started my study of the Burmese legal writings (which still exist in hundreds in palm-leaf manuscript in the National Library, Rangoon), and I soon made the discovery that of the 65 Law Tales, only 28 were to be found in Burmese legal literature and of these 28, many were found merely as outlines and not as full-length stories. Further study led to the discovery that Burmese law was native in origin and was very little influenced by Hindu law. In 1950, in my lectures to the students of the Faculty of Law at the University of Rangoon, I criticized the orthodox theory of the Hindu origin of Burmese law, shocking not only the students, but also many scholars of Burmese law and Burmese history. My theory, however, was supported in 1951 by one of the most erudite jurists in Burma, Dr. U. E. Maung (at that time a judge of the Burmese Supreme Court) in a series of lectures. Today, of course, my new theory is generally accepted and is no longer considered heretical and far-fetched. - Maung Htin Aung ..."
Author/creator: Maung Htin Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: Oxford University Press
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2014
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 12 November, 2014
Date of publication: 12 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues discussions: Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Nov--"Dr Myat Nyana Soe, joint secretary of the Joint Bill Committee, submitted his committee’s report to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Tuesday in connection with a bill that amends the development fund law for the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw returned by the president. Regarding the functions of the executive sector, the president will adhere to prescriptions mentioned in the Constitution, the report stated..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Upper House discuss security measures for Myanmar immigrants in Malaysia: Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Nov — "Representatives from Hluttaw Affairs Committee of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) presented its report on security measures for Myanmar immigrants in Malaysia, who are being killed in clashes. The report said that Myanmar delegation led by Myanmar ambassador to Malaysia, military attaché and deputy counselor has discussed the matter to protect Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia on 10 July 2014, asking for protection on Myanmar migrant workers and investigations on the murder cases..."... Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw continues 28th day session: Nay Pyi Taw, 11 Nov--"At the 28th day session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Tuesday, U Kyaw Ni Naing from Laukkai Constituency raised a question whether there is plans to open a checkpoint at Tingyantu jetty between Myanmar and China border and build a Thanlwin River bridge. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Tin Oo Lwin responded to the question that plans are underway to open one checkpoint at Myanmar- China border post No 125 near Yanlonkyaing and build a river crossing in Tingyanyu of Mawhtaik Sub-Township and open one checkpoint to contribute to regional development and smooth transport...".....EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Republic of Union of Myanmar President Office Notification No.69/2014 5th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 (11 November, 2014) Formation of Leading Committee and Working Committee for membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Mandalay Convention Centre under construction...Outstanding students enjoy festivities at golden jubilee get-together...English proficiency course conducted to law officers...Advanced mechanized farmlands reclaimed...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to citizens...Short-term office work course conducted in Loikaw District Court...Mandalay under repair to be green city...Collection of voters list coordinated in Myanaung Tsp...Cornerstone laid for new school buildings...Natogyi maintains playing long drums in tradition...Photo gallery on daily life of local people and development tasks in Maungtaw District in Rakhine State...Union Border Affairs Minister urges students to be qualified in courses.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to attend G-20 Summit as Chair of ASEAN...Myanmar, India to cooperate in energy and natural gas sectors...Japan will continue its efforts to further deepen its wide-ranging cooperative relationship with Myanmar...Union FM hosts working dinner for ASEAN foreign ministers...3rd ACCWG on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision held...President receives distinguished honorary patron award from AFEO...Vice-Senior General Soe Win meets Mr Vijay Nambiar...Indian Prime Minister and party arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Heads of State/Government of ASEAN countries arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar youth golfers win prizes in golf tourneys in Thailand...Unity is only viable way to overcome challenges and achieve our goal to ASEAN Community...‘Close neighbours, better friends: ASEAN and Australia’....."PERSPECTIVES": "Family, Community and Society" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Board of Directors and Shareholders" by Win Sein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 13 November, 2014
Date of publication: 13 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Voter list collection computerized in 10 downtown townships...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves motion to raise salaries of government employees in 2015-16 fiscal year.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN leaders discuss regional and global issues at summit in Nay Pyi Taw...ASEAN, UN discuss maintaining peace, sustainable development...U Thein Sein meets Indonesian President Widodo...Japan supports peace-making process in Myanmar...President joins commemorative summit of 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations...President U Thein Sein attends 12th ASEAN-India Summit...Myanmar, Australia focus on assistance for development of Myanmar...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives UNSG Mr. Ban Ki-moon...Japan offers Myanmar 25.8 bil. yen loan for development projects...Chairperson of Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee meets Indian Prime Minister...President attends 17th ASEAN-Japan Summit...President U Thein Sein attends 6th Mekong-Japan Summit...President attends Plenary Meeting of 25th ASEAN Summit...Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends 11th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit...President U Thein Sein hosts a state dinner for visiting leaders...Wives of ASEAN leaders visit Bagan ancient cultural region...Heads of State/Government of Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, ROK, China and US arrive in Nay Pyi Taw...UNSG satisfied with reform process of Myanmar...Bilateral talks held at ASEAN Summit....."PERSPECTIVES": "Abundant resources of Myanmar" by Aung Khin
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Friday 14 November, 2014
Date of publication: 14 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Constitutional reform issues come under discussion at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw...Peaceful and prosperous learning society and livelihoods of residents in Rakhine State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. summit held in Nay Pyi Taw...Myanmar hosts major gathering of world leaders...President U Thein Sein attends 17th ASEAN-China Summit...President U Thein Sein urges Japan to invest in Dawei SEZ Project...President U Thein Sein, president of ADB discuss private sector development in Myanmar...Myanmar President, UN Secretary-General discuss human rights...Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China...MEPE, General Electric International Inc sign MoA for improvement of gas power plants...President U Thein Sein attends 17th ASEAN plus Three Summit...Myanmar, Russia discuss cooperation in various sectors...UNSG meets UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network members...President attends ASEAN Business Advisory Council Meeting...Delegates from New Zealand, Australia, Russia and Japan, ROK, UN Secretary-General leave for home...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker, UN Secretary-General discuss development of multiparty democracy...Wife of Thai PM donates cash assistance to students in Pyinmana Tsp...ASEAN Summit closes with Malaysia assuming chairmanship...U.S. President meets Myanmar parliamentarians...Wives of ASEAN leaders and UNSG visit Myanmar traditional arts exhibition...Myanmar, US presidents discuss democratic reform and regional issues...President U Thein Sein makes speech at Press Conference on ASEAN Summit and Related Summits...Japanese PM visits Yangon’s General Post Office...A letter of Rakhine State Chief Minister to UNSG....."PERSPECTIVES": "To lead a life of dignity" Myint Win Thein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 15 November, 2014
Date of publication: 15 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:-Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw raises objection to UNSG’s use of “Rohingya”: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Nov — "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session on Friday unanimously approved an emergency motion calling on the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to object to the use of the term “Rohingya” by UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon as it interfered with the sovereignty of Myanmar. The motion was put forward by Representative U Thein Nyunt of Thingangyun Township Constituency and seconded by Representative Daw Khin Saw Wai of Yathedaung Township Constituency. U Thein Nyunt said that under international law, all should respect the law of a host country and the UN secretary-general should not have used the word “Rohingya,” as the people it refers to have never existed officially in Myanmar and are not Myanmar citizens, adding that this might harm the stability of the democratic transition..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw approves FPTP electoral system: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Nov — "Although the Hluttaw commission to review the electoral system recommended 8 electoral systems, the Pyithu Hluttaw session on Friday approved the current first-past-thepost system as the seven others breach the provisions of the state constitution. Concerning the electoral system, the speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw said some representatives including ethnic national races raised objections to changing the electoral system to a proportional representation system but he formed the commission to review the electoral systems..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Laungshay rejected for inclusion on World Heritage List: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Nov — "Deputy Minister for Culture U Than Swe on Friday rejected a request by U Hla Swe of Magway Region constituency-12 to the Amyotha Hluttaw on Friday to include Laungshay in Saw, a town in Magway Region, as an archaeological site on the World Heritage List and as a tourist destination. U Than Swe said that there is no plan to inscribe Laungshay on the World Heritage List as it takes nearly four years to collect data for an archaeological site to be submitted. The deputy minister added that one of eight proposed areas has so far been submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for inclusion on the list...".....EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office (Order No. 24/ 2014) 8th Waning Day of Tazaungmone, 1376 ME (14th November, 2014) Retirement of Chief Justice of Sagaing Region High Court allowed.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS:Deputy Finance Minister inspects progress of Yangon Stock Exchange...Union Government to consider impacts and consequences of pay rise...Fishery export revenue likely to drop below US$500 million this year: MPEA...Action taken against undisciplined vehicles in Mandalay...Myawady District turns out midwives for prenatal health care...Thaton Township prepares to host Chief Minister’s Cup football tourney...Model paddy plantation yield reaches 117 baskets per acre...More people heading to see Mya Thein Tan Pagoda in Mingun...Myanmar textile gets good price...Sagaing Region MCWSC provides wheelchair to disabled student...Short circuit causes fire at oil installation...Citizenship cards issued to students...Firefighter refresher course concludes...94th Anniversary National Day Objectives...Dawei District IPRD organizes book show...School for children, housing for locals in Yathedaung Township, Rakhine State.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein, Chinese Premier Li hold talks at Presidential Palace...President U Thein Sein leaves for Australia to attend G-20 Summit...US President visits historic birthplace of Myanmar’s independence...Fishery export revenue likely to drop below US$500 million this year: MPEA...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker receives Chinese Premier...Vietnamese Prime Minister leaves for home...University of Medicine (Mdy) signs MoU with Mie University of Japan...Myanmar, Russia sign Plan of Consultations to intensify bilateral cooperation...Chinese premier leaves for home...Korea aid agency to improve 100 villages in regions and states....."PERSPECTIVES": "The age of “I’m right. You’re wrong” is now a thing of the past" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "CHARACTER" by Kyi Mun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Saturday 15 November, 2014
Date of publication: 15 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Friday 14 November, 2014
Date of publication: 14 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Friday 14 November, 2014
Date of publication: 14 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (9.MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Thursday 13 November, 2014
Date of publication: 13 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "Myanmar Alin" Wednesday 12 November, 2014
Date of publication: 12 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Thursday 13 November, 2014
Date of publication: 13 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Wednesday 12 November, 2014
Date of publication: 12 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: "The Mirror" (Kyemon") Saturday 15 November, 2014
Date of publication: 15 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2014
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Title: CASE STUDY ON LAND IN BURMA
Date of publication: 14 March 2014
Description/subject: Report Summary: "This case study has been produced in response to a request made to the Evidence on Demand Helpdesk. The objective of the request was to write a detailed case study on land tenure reform in a fragile and post-conflict state, Burma, and provide the reader with an understanding of how land tenure reform can work under the country’s particular social, political and economic conditions. Burma is a fragile state undergoing a period of profound economic and political reform following a period of conflict and isolation. As the poorest country in South Asia, land is the main asset for many people, especially in rural areas where most of Burma’s population lives. However, most farmers have weak tenure security, and in the recent past have been exposed to land expropriation by the Burmese army and the other state institutions of a military dictatorship. Additionally, in conflict-affected border states, the strategy of government forces and non-state armed groups to finance military operations by leasing land to investors has led to land grabbing on both sides. The recent political changes that have put the country back on the road to civilian rule have profound implications for security of land tenure. Land legislation passed in 2012 is meant to strengthen the formal land administration and provide more rights for landholders, including the right to lease and sell land. It also introduces a system for issuing land use certificates, which the government plans to roll out swiftly over the next few years. At the same time, the government’s policy to open up to foreign investment for large-scale agriculture, mining and industrial zones threatens to place further pressure on access to land. How recent legal reforms translate into land tenure reform, i.e. into changes in the terms and conditions of how land is held and transacted, remains to be seen and depends on whether state institutions desist from, and prevent, further expropriation, and whether the new Farmland Management Boards that administer land at the local level function effectively. Commentators warn that weaknesses in the legal framework potentially disadvantage farmer’s tenure security in the face of powerful state-backed interests; however, evidence suggesting if these fears are confirmed is unavailable. This case study discusses the content of these legal reforms in the context of Burmese politics, noting how some of the changes intended in the laws may have an impact on the tenure security of landholders. Donors can support improved land administration by increasing dialogue on land issues with political leaders, by funding technical expertise to assist land administration functions and land governance processes, and by highlighting learning experiences from other countries with similar characteristics. They can help rural landholders to improve their security of tenure by funding civil society groups to carry out research and awareness-raising campaigns among landholders, by providing direct training to farmers to better negotiate land sales or leases, and by funding activities that raise the awareness of private sector entities on how to avoid poor practices associated with leasing land."
Author/creator: Giles Henley
Language: English
Source/publisher: ODI, DFID, CEIL PEAKS via Evidence on Demand
Format/size: pdf (387K)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2014
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Title: AFRAID TO GO HOME - RECENT VIOLENT CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN KAREN STATE
Date of publication: 07 November 2014
Description/subject: "This report is based on field interviews with local villagers and leaders of Karen armed groups, as well as media coverage of the recent conflict. It describes events that led to recent armed conflict between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the combined force of the Burmese Army (BA) and Border Guard Force (BGF) in Karen State. Next, the report gives a detailed account of clashes that occurred along the Salween River in Hpa-an and Hpapun (Mutraw) districts. It also describes the current situation faced by more than 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), many of whom are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. It relates accounts of forced labor, looting of homes, confiscation of property, and increased militarization. Finally, it discusses how the recent fighting appears to be part of a calculated military strategy by the BA/BGF to control territory in Karen State, possibly motivated by plans to construct the Hatgyi Dam on the Salween River. KRW’s primary goal in releasing this report is to raise awareness about the current situation in Karen State. Restricted access to the conflict areas has made reporting on the situation difficult. Confusing and conflicting reports by the media are common, and the Burmese Army even detained and killed a journalist who was reporting on the conflict. Many of the IDPs interviewed for this report refused to answer questions, out of fear for their safety and the safety of their families. Currently, there is a crucial need for up-to-date and accurate information, and to bring the human rights violations and need for humanitarian aid to the attention of the international community. We also aim to highlight the human cost of the recent fighting in Karen State, and to situate recent events in the context of the broader, decades-long conflict in the region. In order to ensure the protection of civilians in Karen State, KRW makes the following recommendations:.."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Rivers Watch
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2014
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Title: Burma: Religious Freedom and Related Human Rights Violations are Hindering Broader Reforms
Date of publication: November 2014
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "The dramatic political developments in Burma in recent years are of historical and geopolitical significance. Burma has progressed much further than most might have imagined possible only a few short years ago. Despite these achievements, Burma still has a long journey along the road to democracy and respect for human rights. Serious violations of religious freedom and human rights continue, accompanied by disturbing evidence of prejudice and intolerance, trends that will inevitably and dra-matically impact the prospects for a brighter future. In short, the political reform process in Burma is at great risk of deteriorating if religious freedom and the right to equal treatment under the law are not honored and pro-tected. USCIRF is concerned that recent openings have coincided with serious and alarming violence against religious and ethnic minorities. Attacks against Muslims, particularly Rohingya Muslims, as well as against Christians, continue with impunity. Burma’s government, both at the central and state levels, has been unable or unwilling to address the abuses. The Commission is concerned by the situation for internally displaced persons in ethnic minority areas, particularly the approximately 140,000 mostly Rohingya Muslims displaced in Rakhine State and the more than 100,000 predominantly Christian Kachin displaced in Kachin State since 2011. Constitutional protections for religious freedoms in Burma are not sufficient to protect non-Buddhists from discrimination, vio-lence, or targeted crimes. And rather than reforming current laws, the government has facilitated the development of legislation that would further impinge on religious freedoms. Four key issues emerged during USCIRF’s trip and in-form the report that follows. First, the Commission ad-dresses the appalling situation facing the Rohingya Muslim community. Due to the issues related to their depri-vation of citizenship, the circumstances surrounding the Rohingya Muslim community in Burma are unique. Nonetheless, the abuses to which they are subjected are in some measure part of a broader pattern of prejudice against Muslims elsewhere in the country. The Rohingya Muslim community, whose population is estimated at approximately 1.3 million nationwide, is often subjected to discrimination that fuels religious and ethnic divisions. Thus, the second section of the report deals with broader issues of discrimination. In particular, and despite meeting with moderate Buddhist monks working to prevent and quell violence, the Commission was struck by the bigotry and chauvinism exhibited by important religious figures within the Buddhist community, with hostility often directed at all non-Buddhists, but especially at Muslims. The third section of the report deals with proposed legislation that, if enacted, would exacerbate these prob-lems. To be sure, discrimination against non-Buddhists through law, regulation and practice is already pervasive, but proposed legislation to restrict religious conversion, marriage, and births would further entrench that discrimination. Finally, in the fourth section of the report, the Commission considers the issues of citizenship for Rohingya Muslims and identification documents for all Muslims, and policies that reflect the denial of the rights of members of these communities. Given the seriousness of these issues, the visit not only confirmed USCIRF’s concerns about the religious freedom violations against religious and ethnic minorities and the ongoing discrimination against Rohingya Muslims, but also underlined the appropriateness of Burma’s designation as a “country of particular concern” (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). For more than a decade, USCIRF has recommended that Burma be designated as a CPC for its systematic, egregious and ongoing religious freedom violations and recommended actions the U.S. government could take to encourage reform and respect for human rights. The U.S. Department of State has designated Burma as a CPC repeatedly since 1999, most recently in July 2014. The corresponding Presidential Action is the existing ongoing arms embargo referenced in 22 CFR 126.1(a), pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of IRFA."
Language: English
Source/publisher: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Format/size: pdf (868K-reduced version; 2.65MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/BurmaReport.ReligiousFreedomAndHumanRightsViolations.pdf
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2014
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Title: DISPLACEMENT AND POVERTY IN SOUTH EAST BURMA / MYANMAR (English)
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: With Field Assessments and Situation Updates by: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People; Karen Office of Relief and Development; Karenni Social Welfare and Development Centre; Mon Relief and Development Committee; Shan Relief and Development Committee.....While offi cial fi gures estimate that a quarter of the nation live in poverty, this survey suggests that almost two thirds of households in rural areas of South East Burma/Myanmar are unable to meet their basic needs. Impoverishment is particularly severe in the confl ict-affected townships of Kyaukgyi and Shwegyin in Pegu/Bago Region and Thandaung in Karen/Kayin State. Comparative analysis with household surveys conducted by the World Food Program suggest that that standards of living in rural areas of the South East are similar to conditions in Northern Rakhine State and far worse than those those reported from the central Dry Zone. This report seeks to increase awareness about the scale of poverty and displacement in rural areas of South East Burma/Myanmar at a critical juncture in the nation’s history. During the past two years, apart from interviewing key informants in fi fty townships to assess the scale of forced displacement, poverty assessments have been conducted with over 2,600 households in fourteen townships. Estimates of displacement were guided by international standards and the poverty assessment was developed in consultation with humanitarian agencies based in Rangoon/Yangon to ensure that vulnerability indicators are standardised...This survey found that coercive military patrols, forced labour and forced displacement each disrupted the livelihoods of at least one in ten households during the previous six months. These and other shocks contributed to food shortages for three out of four households during the month prior to the survey. Rather than being temporary gaps, more than half the households will have bought, borrowed or bartered for rice to cover at least three months consumption in order to avoid food shortages leading up to the current harvest. Households primarily cope by buying cheaper and poorer quality food, buying food on credit, relying on family and friends and reducing consumption by eating rice soup. Villagers are incredibly resilient but their coping strategies need support so they can break free from the poverty trap..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Thailand Burma Border Consortium
Format/size: pdf (8.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2014
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Title: DISPLACEMENT AND POVERTY in South East Burma/Myanmar ( Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: With Field Assessments and Situation Updates by: Committee for Internally Displaced Karen People; Karen Office of Relief and Development; Karenni Social Welfare and Development Centre; Mon Relief and Development Committee; Shan Relief and Development Committee.....While official figures estimate that a quarter of the nation live in poverty, this survey suggests that almost two thirds of households in rural areas of South East Burma/Myanmar are unable to meet their basic needs. Impoverishment is particularly severe in the confl ict-affected townships of Kyaukgyi and Shwegyin in Pegu/Bago Region and Thandaung in Karen/Kayin State. Comparative analysis with household surveys conducted by the World Food Program suggest that that standards of living in rural areas of the South East are similar to conditions in Northern Rakhine State and far worse than those those reported from the central Dry Zone. This report seeks to increase awareness about the scale of poverty and displacement in rural areas of South East Burma/Myanmar at a critical juncture in the nation’s history. During the past two years, apart from interviewing key informants in fi fty townships to assess the scale of forced displacement, poverty assessments have been conducted with over 2,600 households in fourteen townships. Estimates of displacement were guided by international standards and the poverty assessment was developed in consultation with humanitarian agencies based in Rangoon/Yangon to ensure that vulnerability indicators are standardised...This survey found that coercive military patrols, forced labour and forced displacement each disrupted the livelihoods of at least one in ten households during the previous six months. These and other shocks contributed to food shortages for three out of four households during the month prior to the survey. Rather than being temporary gaps, more than half the households will have bought, borrowed or bartered for rice to cover at least three months consumption in order to avoid food shortages leading up to the current harvest. Households primarily cope by buying cheaper and poorer quality food, buying food on credit, relying on family and friends and reducing consumption by eating rice soup. Villagers are incredibly resilient but their coping strategies need support so they can break free from the poverty trap..."
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC)
Format/size: pdf (7.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2014
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Title: DISPLACEMENT AND POVERTY in South East Burma/Myanmar (Thai)
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: "...While official figures estimate that a quarter of the nation live in poverty, this survey suggests that almost two thirds of households in rural areas of South East Burma/Myanmar are unable to meet their basic needs. Impoverishment is particularly severe in the confl ict-affected townships of Kyaukgyi and Shwegyin in Pegu/Bago Region and Thandaung in Karen/Kayin State. Comparative analysis with household surveys conducted by the World Food Program suggest that that standards of living in rural areas of the South East are similar to conditions in Northern Rakhine State and far worse than those those reported from the central Dry Zone. This report seeks to increase awareness about the scale of poverty and displacement in rural areas of South East Burma/Myanmar at a critical juncture in the nation’s history. During the past two years, apart from interviewing key informants in fi fty townships to assess the scale of forced displacement, poverty assessments have been conducted with over 2,600 households in fourteen townships. Estimates of displacement were guided by international standards and the poverty assessment was developed in consultation with humanitarian agencies based in Rangoon/Yangon to ensure that vulnerability indicators are standardised...This survey found that coercive military patrols, forced labour and forced displacement each disrupted the livelihoods of at least one in ten households during the previous six months. These and other shocks contributed to food shortages for three out of four households during the month prior to the survey. Rather than being temporary gaps, more than half the households will have bought, borrowed or bartered for rice to cover at least three months consumption in order to avoid food shortages leading up to the current harvest. Households primarily cope by buying cheaper and poorer quality food, buying food on credit, relying on family and friends and reducing consumption by eating rice soup. Villagers are incredibly resilient but their coping strategies need support so they can break free from the poverty trap..."
Language: Thai
Source/publisher: Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC)
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2014
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Title: PROTECTION AND SECURITY CONCERNS IN SOUTH EAST BURMA / MYANMAR - DISPLACED COMMUNITIES AWAIT POLITICAL DIALOGUE IN MYANMAR (PRESS RELEASE)
Date of publication: 06 November 2014
Description/subject: Protection and security concerns ... "As Myanmar’s government prepares to host the ASEAN Summit next week, conflict-affected communities are wondering if and how the peace process can get back on track. Negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire agreement are stumbling and national elections are due at the end of 2015. However, political dialogue to address ethnic conflict is essential to promote national reconciliation according to a new report from a consortium of relief and development agencies. Eleven civil society organisations surveyed the perceptions of community leaders in 222 village tracts across South East Myanmar about protection and security concerns. The findings were released this week as part of The Border Consortium’s (TBC’s) Annual General Meeting and Donors Forum. TBC has been providing food, shelter and camp management support for refugees who have fled from armed conflict into Thailand for the past 30 years. The report documents changes in the patterns of abuse since the latest round of ceasefire negotiations began in late 2011. While there has been a reduction in fighting, there has been no respite from militarisation which is increasingly related to resource extraction and commercial development..."
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: The Border Consortium (TBC)
Format/size: html - English; pdf-207K-Burmese
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs19/TBC-2014-11-06-press-release-idp-report-bu-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2014
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Title: PROTECTION AND SECURITY CONCERNS IN SOUTH EAST BURMA / MYANMAR (English)
Date of publication: 06 November 2014
Description/subject: "...The peace process in Burma/Myanmar is at a critical juncture from which it could evolve into a transformative national dialogue or splinter into a divisive charade. While hopes for substantive and inclusive discussion about structural injustice remain, ongoing militarisation and attacks by the national armed forces are undermining the confidence of ethnic stakeholders. This report seeks to highlight the protection and security concerns of conflict-affected communities. This survey was designed, conducted and analysed by eleven civil society organisations in collaboration with The Border Consortium (TBC). A stratified sampling method was utilised to select 222 out of 665 village tracts spread across 23 townships in South East Myanmar. Community representatives were consulted about militarisation, displacement, security and justice concerns between May and July 2014. Over 2,600 villagers participated in focus group discussions structured around a multiple choice questionnaire and supplemented by personal interviews. There has been no respite from militarisation since negotiations for preliminary ceasefire agreements began in 2011. The respective troop strength of both the national armed forces and the ethnic armed groups was perceived by local communities as comparable, if not greater, in over 70% of village tracts surveyed. While there has been a reduction infighting, militarisation is increasingly related to resource extraction and commercial development..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Border Consortium (TBC)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB-reduced version; 2.83MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.theborderconsortium.org/media/54376/report-2014-idp-en.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs19/TBC_report-2014-11-idp-bu-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2014
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Title: PROTECTION AND SECURITY CONCERNS IN SOUTH EAST BURMA / MYANMAR (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
Date of publication: 06 November 2014
Description/subject: နဳိ၀င္ဘာလ ၆ ရက္ေန႔၊ ၂၀၁၄ ဘန္ေကာက္ ဘန္ေကာက္ဘန္ေကာက္ ဘန္ေကာက္/ // /ရန္ကုန္ ရန္ကုန္ရန္ကုန္ ရန္ကုန္ - ျမန္မာAစုိးရAေနျဖင့္ Aာဆီယံထိပ္သီး Aစည္းAေ၀းပြဲAတြက္ ျပင္ဆင္ေနသည့္Aခ်ိန္တြင္၊ စစ္ေဘးဒဏ္ခံစားခဲ့ရသည့္ ျပည္သူမ်ားAေနျဖင့္မူ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျဖစ္စU္ ျပန္လည္ေကာင္းမြန္လာနဳိင္Uီးမည္လား၊ မည္သုိ႔မည္ပုံေကာင္းမြန္လာနဳိင္မည္လဲဟု ေတြးေတာေနၾကပါ သည္။ တစ္နဳိင္ငံလုံး Aပစ္Aခတ္ရပ္စဲေရး သေဘာတူညီခ်က္Aတြက္ ေဆြးေႏြးညွိႏႈိင္းမႈမ်ားမွာလည္း ရပ္ဆုိင္းလုနီးပါးရွိေနျပီး ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲမွာ လည္း ၂၀၁၅ခုႏွစ္ ႏွစ္ကုန္ပုိင္းကာလတြင္ က်င္းပရေတာ့မည္ျဖစ္သည္။ သုိ႔ေသာ္ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ျဖဳိးေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား လုပ္ေဆာင္ေနသည့္ Aဖြဲ႔Aစည္းမ်ားညႊန္႔ေပါင္းAဖြဲ႔၏ Aစီရင္ခံစာAရ Aမ်ဳိးသားရင္ၾကားေစ့ေရးကုိ ျဖစ္ေစနဳိင္မည့္ တုိင္းရင္းသားမ်ားႏွင့္ပဋိပကၡကုိ ကုိင္တြယ္ေျဖရွင္း နဳိင္မည့္ ႏုိင္ငံေရးေဆြးေႏြးပြဲသည္ Aလြန္Aေရးၾကီးသည္ဟုဆုိပါသည္။ Aရပ္ဘက္Aဖြဲ႔Aစည္း ၁၁ ဖြဲ႔သည္ ျမန္မာနဳိင္ငံAေရွ ႔ေတာင္ပုိင္းရွိ ရြာစု ေပါင္း ၂၂၂ စု မွ ရပ္ရြာAၾကီးAကဲ၊ ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ား၏ လုံျခဳံ ေရးႏွင့္ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္မႈဆုိင္ရာ စုိးရိမ္ပူပန္ခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ Aျမင္မ်ားကုိ သုေတသနျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ နယ္စပ္ညြန္႔ေပါင္းAဖြဲ႔၏ ႏွစ္ပတ္လည္ Aေထြေထြ Aစည္းAေ၀းႏွင့္ Aလွဴရွင္မ်ားဖုိရမ္တုိ႔တြင္ ေတြ႔ရွိခ်က္မ်ားကုိလည္း ေ၀မ်ွခဲ့ပါသည္။ တီဘီစီသည္ စစ္မက္ပဋိပကၡ ေၾကာင့္ ထြက္ေျပးလာသည့္ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားAတြက္ စားနပ္ရိကၡာ၊ခုိလႈံရာေနရာႏွင့္ စခန္းစီမံခန္႔ခြဲမႈတုိ႔Aား ေထာက္ပ့ံကူညီခဲ့သည္မွာ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၃၀ခန္႔ ရွိခဲ့ျပီ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ယခုAစီရင္ခံစာသည္ ၂၀၁၁ခုႏွစ္ကုန္ပုိင္းမွစတင္ခဲ့သည့္ Aပစ္Aခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးမႈ ေနာက္ဆုံးAၾကိမ္မွ စတင္ျပီး Aနဳိင္ က်င့္ခံရမႈမ်ား ေျပာင္းလဲလာပုံမ်ားကုိ မွတ္တမ္းတင္ခဲ့ပါသည္။ တုိက္ပြဲမ်ားနည္းသြားေသာ္လည္း သဘာ၀သယံဇာတမ်ား ထုတ္ယူျခင္းႏွင့္ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္း လုပ္ကုိင္မႈမ်ား ပုိမုိမ်ားျပားလာျပီး စစ္တပ္Aင္Aားမွာလည္း ေလ်ာ့နည္းမသြားေပ။ “ထုိင္းနဳိင္ငံက ဒုကၡသည္Aနည္းစုျပန္ၾကတာ၊ AေျခAေနျပန္ၾကည့္္ၾကတာမ်ဳိးဘဲေတြ႔ရပါတယ္။ ဒီစစ္တမ္းAရေတာ့ ေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာ ထြက္ေျပး ေနရတဲ့သူ(IDP)AေရAတြက္လည္း သိသိသာသာနည္းမသြားဖူးလုိ႔ဆုိရပါမယ္။ ေနရပ္စြန္႔ခြာထြက္ေျပးရသူေတြ ျပန္လာဖုိ႔၊ ေနရာခ်ထားဖုိ႔Aတြက္ ျပင္ဆင္ၾကတဲ့လုပ္ငန္းေတြကုိ စစ္တပ္Aင္Aား ဆက္လက္တုိးခ်ဲ ႔ေနတာန႔ဲ မလုံျခဳံမႈေတြက Aဟန္႔Aတားျဖစ္ေစပါတယ္။” ဟု တီဘီစီ၏ Aလုပ္ Aမႈေဆာင္ ညႊန္ၾကားေရးမႈး ဆယ္လီသြန္(မ္)ဆင္မွ မွတ္ခ်က္ေပးခဲ့ပါသည္။ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈၾကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ Aျပင္းAထန္ ခုိက္ရန္ျဖစ္ပြားျငင္းခုန္မႈမ်ားကုိ Aဓိကေျဖရွင္းေပးသည့္သူမ်ားAျဖစ္ ေက်းရြာAၾကီးAကဲ၊ ေခါင္းေဆာင္ မ်ားကုိ သတ္မွတ္ထားၾကပါသည္။ ျမန္မာနဳိင္ငံ၏ တရားစီရင္ေရးစနစ္Aေပၚ ယုံၾကည္မႈပ်က္ျပားေစသည့္ Aေၾကာင္းမ်ားမွာ Aက်င့္ပ်က္ျခစားမႈ၊တရား စီရင္မႈလုပ္ထုံးလုပ္နည္းမ်ားကုိ မသိရွိျခင္းႏွင့္ Uပေဒကုိလုိသလုိ Aသုံးခ်ျခင္းတို႔ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ Aနဳိင္က်င့္ခံရမႈမ်ားႏွင့္ Aၾကမ္းဖက္မႈမ်ား ရပ္တန္႔သြားေစရန္Aတြက္ ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္မ်ားဆုတ္ခြာရန္ ႏွင့္ Aပစ္Aခတ္ရပ္စဲျခင္း AေျခAေန ကုိ ေစာင့္ၾကည့္သည့္စနစ္မ်ားဖန္တီးေပးရန္တုိ႔သည္ AဓိကUီးစားေပးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားAျဖစ္ ေဒသခံမ်ားမွထင္ျမင္ပါသည္။ ရပ္ရြာေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားက မိမိတုိ႔၏Aခြင့္Aေရးမ်ားကုိ ေတာင္းဆုိတတ္ေစရန္ႏွင့္ မ်ွတသည့္ တရားစီရင္မႈရရွိနဳိင္ေစရန္ ရြာသူရြာသားမ်ား၏ စြမ္းေဆာင္ရည္မ်ားကုိ ျမွင့္တင္ေပး ရာတြင္ လူ႔Aခြင့္Aေရးႏွင့္ Uပေဒပုိင္းဆုိင္ရာ ပညာေပးမႈမ်ားသည္ Aေရးၾကီးေၾကာင္း AေလးAနက္ေျပာၾကားပါသည္။ “ Aားလုံးပါ၀င္တဲ့ Aမ်ဳိးသားေတြ႔ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးမႈမ်ဳိးမွာ လုံျခဳံေရးက႑Aေျပာင္းAလဲ၊ ေျမယာAခြင့္Aေရးမ်ားတုိ႔လုိ Aေျခခံကိစၥရပ္ေတြကုိ ကုိင္တြယ္ ေျဖရွင္းဖုိ႔လုိAပ္ပါတယ္။ထုိ႔Aျပင္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလုံျခဳံေရးနဲ႔ တရားစီရင္ေရးစြမ္းရည္ေတြကုိ ျမွင့္တင္ေပးျခင္းက ရပ္ရြာAဖြဲ႔Aစည္းရဲ ႔ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္မႈ နည္းဗ်ဴဟာေတြကုိ Aားျဖည့္ေပးျပီး ရာဇ၀တ္မႈမ်ားေတြ၊ Aနဳိင္က်င့္မႈေတြ ျပန္မျဖစ္ဖုိ႔ကုိလည္းဟန္႔တားေပးနဳိင္ပါလိမ့္မယ္။” ဟု မစၥသြန္မ္ဆင္ က ေျပာၾကားခဲ့ပါသည္။ Aဂၤလိပ္ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာဘာသာ ႏွစ္ဘာသာျဖင့္ “ျမန္မာနဳိင္ငံAေရွ ႔ေတာင္ပုိင္းရွိ ကာကြယ္မႈေပးေရးႏွင့္ လုံျခဳံေရးဆုိင္ရာ စုိးရိမ္ပူပန္မႈမ်ား” Aစီရင္ခံစာႏွင့္ ရပ္ရြာAၾကီးAကဲမ်ားႏွင့္ ေတြ႔ဆုံေမးျမန္းခ်က္မ်ားကုိ မွတ္တမ္းတင္ထားသည့္ဗီဒီယုိဖုိင္ကုိ theborderconsortium.org တ ြင္ရရွိနဳိင္ပါ သည္။
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: The Border Consortium (TBC)
Format/size: pdf (3.9MB-reduced version; 5MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.theborderconsortium.org/media/54379/report-2014-idp-bu.pdf
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2014
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Thailand - The Border Consortium (formerly the Thailand Burma Border Consortium - TBBC) > TBC/TBBC documents on internal displacement


Title: Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Report, September 2014 (English, Karen, Burmese, Thai)
Date of publication: September 2014
Description/subject: Map of Karen Refugee Camps...Newsletter and Activities report...Monthly Activities Report ...NGO Supporters...Camp Population Report: Registered people in the 7 camps (Mae La; Umphiem; Nu Po; Mae La Oon; Mae Ra Moe; Htam Hin; Don Yang); Unregistered people in the 7 camps; New Arrivals in the 7 camps; Pre-Screening People in the 7 camps; Number of PAB People in the 7 camps; Boarding House Students in the 7 camps; Feeding Figures in the 7 camps; General Population in the 7 camps.
Language: English, Karen, Burmese, Thai
Source/publisher: Karen Refugee Committee (krc)
Format/size: pdf (744K)
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2014
ML > Refugees > Burmese refugees in Thailand -- reports of the refugee committees > Karen Refugee Committee Monthly Reports > Karen Refugee Committee Newsletter & Monthly Reports 2014


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 11 November, 2014
Date of publication: 11 November 2014
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS:- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves Myanmar signatory in Basel Convention: Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Nov — "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Monday approved Myanmar is to join the Basel Convention as a signatory like the other nine ASEAN member countries. The Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted in March 1989 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Base, Switzerland. This international treaty was designed to reduce movements of hazardous waste between nations and to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries..."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Union government sets aside K 100 billion annually for natural disasters: Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Nov — "The union government has set aside a budget of K 100 billion each year for rescue and resettlement efforts in natural disasters since the 2012-13 fiscal year, Deputy Minister for Finance Dr Lin Aung told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Monday..."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Supreme Court judge responds to legal questions in Amyotha Hluttaw: Nay Pyi Taw, 10 Nov — "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session on Monday raised questions on two lawsuits concerning disputes over collective saving schemes. Supreme Court judge of the Union U Soe Nyunt responded to the legal questions, saying that the collective saving schemes are based on contracts that all participants contribute a certain amount of money every month and that each participant is entitled to take out the money in turn. If one of the participants breaks the contract, those who suffer losses have the right to file civil suits against the persons who break the contracts, he added...".....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Health care services given to people of Bengali camps in Sittway...Training must be given to recruited workers...Voices of workers at grassroots level on preparations for hosting ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Nay Pyi Taw...Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presents professional skills shield to winning light infantry division...Rural youths recruited for development tasks...Cash assistance provided to social organizations in Taninthayi Region...Civil service training course to enhance capacity of government officers...Myanmar secures Miss Lwekahton Award...BEMS in Phakant to get new building...Rice paddies, crops get sufficient water from late monsoon...Over 600 acres of cow bean flooded in Thazi Tsp...Mandalay BEPS No 20 gets two-storey school building...Game machines set on fire in Myawady...Students join hands washing festival in Mandalay...Knowledge about dealing real estate shared to enthusiasts...Mandalarians get chance to take part in open football tournament...Geologists pay respects to faculty members...Health care services given to Rakhine ethnic victims in Sittway.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Chinese Premier to pay official visit to Myanmar after ASEAN Summit...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Angolan counterpart...Myanmar, Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank discuss further cooperation in banking, monetary sectors...Press Release on 20/2014 Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR)...Drafting Meeting of ASEAN-US Joint Statement on Climate Change held...Training must be given to recruited workers...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Angola...Myanmar contestant wins two awards in ASEAN Skills Competition...ASEAN SOM held....."PERSPECTIVES": "Cheating is not a right" by Aung Khin.....ARTICLE: "Can Smoking Kill?" by Khin Maung Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Tuesday 11 November, 2014
Date of publication: 11 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (12MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Tuesday 11 November, 2014
Date of publication: 11 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: Sangermano-Abstract on the Dhammathats (from "Description of the Burmese Empire")
Date of publication: 1833
Description/subject: "This Code is divided into ten volumes, which treat of every thing relating to donations, heirships, and all other matters under the jurisdiction of the courts..."
Author/creator: Vincenzo Sangermano
Language: English
Source/publisher: Description of the Burmese Empire, 1833
Format/size: pdf (1.15MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Legal history and philosophy of Burma (texts and commentary)


Title: IDP material by the Border Consortium (TBC)
Description/subject: For IDP material (from 2002), scroll down to IDPs and choose a year....very useful and well-researched and written reports.
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: The Border Consortium (TBC)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.theborderconsortium.org/
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2014
ML > Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Internal displacement/forced migration: specialist organisations and resources


Title: A Burmese tract on kingship: political theory in the 1782 manuscript of Manugye
Date of publication: June 2001
Description/subject: "The eleven lists on kingship which we translate and discuss are taken from a manuscript of the Manugye dhammathat which was completed on 25 June 1782. We shall refer to it as B.1782. Manugye, the best known of the surviving Burmese dhammathats (law texts), was compiled in the 1750s during the reign of Alaungpaya (1752–60), the founder of the Konbaung dynasty (1752–1885)..."
Author/creator: Ryuji Okudaira and Andrew Huxley
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (64 (2)
Format/size: pdf (87K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Legal history and philosophy of Burma (texts and commentary)


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 9 November, 2014
Date of publication: 09 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Second Myanmar arts show to be held in mid-November...Maha Arnthtoo Kantha Pagoda consecrated in PyinOoLwin...Mandalay officials lecture students on safeguarding environment...Rural development works gaining momentum in central Myanmar...Dengue fever prevention measures taken in Mandalay...Mindset change important for democratisation process, says Thura U Shwe Mann.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President holds talks with China’s Xi; meets NPC chairman, PM...Air Mandalay to receive technological assistance from Boeing...President sends messages of felicitations to Cambodia...Union FM sends message of felicitations to Cambodia...2nd FIFA training course turns out 24 trainees in Mandalay...President U Thein notes importance of infrastructure in regional development at summit...Ambassador U San Myint Oo concurrently accredited to Timor-Leste...Ambassador U Tha Aung Nyun accredited to South Africa...U Zaw Myint appointed as Ambassador to Malaysia....."PERSPECTIVES": "Peeping at Myanmar’s political gridlock through the lens of history" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICLE: "Riverine Ferry Service" by Khin Maung Myint..."MOVING FORWARD IN UNITY TO A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY: OUR COMMITMENTS AND OUR ACHIEVEMENTS" by Nanda Hmun
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.8B)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: The 1951 Factories Act (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
Date of publication: 01 January 1952
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. V
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Administration > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to the Economy > Industry > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to industry - general (texts)
Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma laws, decrees and regulations from 1818 to 1954 - "The Burma Code" > "The Burma Code" Vol. V


Title: "The Global New Light of Myanmar" Monday 10 November, 2014
Date of publication: 10 November 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Opening ceremony held for Bayintnaung Bridge-2 in Yangon...New measles-rubella campaign to be launched in January: Ministry of Health...Nirvana Hotel has grand opening in Nay Pyi Taw...MCF launches project competition to find young technicians...Union Sports Minister awards winners in Rakhine State Chief Minister’s Cup...Flood prevention tasks carried out in four Dagon Myothit townships...Seikkyi-khanaungto Hospital gets operating theatre...Audience enthralled by showcase of traditional culture...MRCCI meets to discuss election of new executives...Plan underway to supply electricity to Mandalarians at full capacity from 2015...Muse Township GAD holds annual ceremony...Artists perform entertainments after donating Kathina robes to monks...Baptist Church officials meet in fourth seminar...Pyithu Hluttaw MP explains plans for development tasks to locals...Lecture on consumer protection activities given at school...ILBC students visit Mandalay’s sports institute.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President calls for stronger integrated partnership in Asia-Pacific region...Dy Education Minister leaves for UNESCO World Conference in Japan...Myanmar, Vietnam to promote bilateral relations and cooperation...The Project for Improvement of Malaria Control Equipment...Preparations made to host ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw....."PERSPECTIVES": "Will we win the fight against child labour?" by Kyaw Thura.....ARTICEL: "Passion" by Kyi Mun..."3 Fund-raising Beneficiaries of Marathon to Support Underprivileged Children in Myanmar announced" by Kyaw The-ein
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Global New Light of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar" 2014


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Sunday 9 November, 2014
Date of publication: 09 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: Public Health Law of 1972 (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
Date of publication: 12 January 1972
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Revolutionary Council of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (492K
Alternate URLs: http://www.moh.gov.mm/file/Law/Public%20Health%20Law%20(1972).pdf
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Economic, Social and Cultural issues > Health > Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to health and medicine (texts)
Law and Constitution > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations by date > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations from 1954 > Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees and regulations, 1972


Title: "Myanmar Alin" Monday 10 November, 2014
Date of publication: 10 November 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" > "Myanmar Alin" 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Sunday 9 November, 2014
Date of publication: 09 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") Monday 10 November, 2014
Date of publication: 10 November 2014
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
RR > News - Daily newspapers produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The [Global] New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") > "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") 2014


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses legal protection for two Myanmar nationals accused of murder in Thailand and peace process
Date of publication: 14 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 13 Oct - "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Session on Monday discussed human rights and legal protection for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering two tourists in Thailand and the progress of the peace process in Myanmar and international assistance for it..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (568K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to discuss bills
Date of publication: 16 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Oct— "At the Pyidaungsu Hlutaw Session on Wednesday, the Bill Committee of the Hluttaw reported their reviews on two bills sent back from the president with remarks including the Amendment Bill of Constitutional Tribunal Law (2014) and the electricity bill..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (405K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Staff housing comes under discussion at Upper House
Date of publication: 15 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Oct - "The Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) dealt with a question enquiring the prospect of the government’s arrangements for the construction of houses in Yangon Region. The government has designated plots of land for its employees in eastern Dagon township and South Dagon township, sources said..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (335K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Land plots at fair price for investors available at Ponnagyun Industrial Zone
Date of publication: 16 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Oct— "The 11th regular session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued for the 17th day at its hall on Wednesday. Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency No 4 raised questions, asking whether there is a plan to solve the high price for land plots not only for local entrepreneurs but for foreign investors in hiring land plots from the owners. Deputy Minister for Industry U Thein Aung replied that a management committee has been formed to supervise the construction of factories and industries on the allotted plots. The plot owners who fail to construct factories and industries on their lands in the project period must return their plots to the government and who cannot complete construction tasks must pay fines to the government..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (405K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Electricity consumers to be offered deserved compensation for their losses and damage
Date of publication: 17 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Oct — "Amyotha Hluttaw representatives discussed the motion tabled by U Sai Kyaw Zaw Than of Shan State Constituency calling for the union government to take special measures to protect the public from electrical risks. Concerning with the motion, Deputy Minister for Electric Power U Maw Tha Htwe said that educative measures for electric safety are disseminated to the public through leaflets, posters, talks, radio and television programmes and columns in newspapers and journals to protect the public from electrical risks..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (346K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Officials check plant pests at trade routes, airports: Deputy A&I Minister
Date of publication: 18 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Oct — "Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw responded to the question of U Saw Maw Tun of Bago Region Constituency No 1 that prevention against crops germs and pests are disseminated to the farmers about 120 times through Radio Myanmar and MRTV programmes, farmers channel, Sky Net channel, Agri & Livestock channel, Cherry FM, Leyar Seepwar journal of Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, New Technology journal and Myanmar farmers journals at Friday’s session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) in Nay Pyi Taw..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (335K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Amyotha Hluttaw (Nationalities' Assembly/Upper House): Meetings > Amyotha Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw convenes 16th day meeting
Date of publication: 15 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Oct — "Pyithu Hluttaw held its 16th day meeting on Tuesday, answering seven questions by representatives on seven issues. U Thein Tun Oo, representative of Amarapura township constituency, asked if few amount of compensation would be raised for those workers after losing in legal battle with employers. Daw Win Maw Tun, deputy minister for labour, employment and social security, said that under the Labour Compensation Act, the family of deceased labour will receive from K 150,000 to K 450,000 as reimbursement..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (335K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw convene its 17th day meeting
Date of publication: 16 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Oct — "Pyithu Hluttaw held its 17th day meeting on 15 October here on Wednesday. Regarding the question of U Aung Zin, representative of Pazundaung township constituency, U Win Myint, deputy minister for Immigration and Population said that Myanmar has taken census to adopt sound policies depending on the number of population..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (410K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Budget procedures explained at Pyithu Hluttaw
Date of publication: 17 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 16 Oct — "The Machine and Equipment Supervisory Committee distributes the price list of vehicles, machinery, machine and furniture manufactured by local companies and office equipment distributed by local companies to ministries and government organizations for each year so that they can draft budget proposals in a uniform manner, Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Daw Lei Lei Thein told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Thursday..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (346K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw raises questions on national human rights commission and food safety at schools
Date of publication: 18 October 2014
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 17 Oct — "Representatives raised questions about the National Human Rights Commission, motorcycle licenses, vaccination programmes and food safety at basic education schools at the Friday session of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House). Concerning the question whether the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission is independent, Chairman U Win Mra of the commission said that the commission is an independent government-funded body formed in accordance with the law to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens stated in the state constitution and it implements the strategic plan and projects to promote and protect human rights by compiling human rights reports and helping answer questions at the United Nations Human Rights Council..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (335K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Parliament > Pyithu Hluttaw (People's Assembly/House of Representatives/Lower House) - proceedings > Pyithu Hluttaw: Meetings in 2014


Title: THE BURMESE LEGAL PROFESSION 1250-1885
Date of publication: 1996
Description/subject: Conclusions: "Whatever the causes of Burma’s pre-colonial legal profession, they are to be found in factors which were unique to Burma. Burma, along with Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, makes a distinct family of Buddhist legal systems. The members share a common classical heritage which each has wedded to its distinctive national tradition. Burma’s dhammathat traditions are historically linked with the law texts of its Theravada Buddhist neighbours. Yet none of its Buddhist neighbours developed a legal profession remotely like the she-ne. The causes of the emergence of the she- ne must be sought in the peculiarly Burmese traditions, rather than in Pali classicism. Perhaps the polyglot and multi-cultural ethos of Pagan played a role. Perhaps it is linked to the fact that Burma had less of a landed nobility than its neighbours, and had to offer commercially services that elsewhere came as part of a feudal package. Perhaps it reflected certain deep Burmese assumptions about appropriate interpersonal behaviour. Burmese has a word for an emotion - anade - which has no precise parallel in other languages. It refers to a tongue tied deference, partly pleasant and partly humiliating, which is felt in the presence of someone of higher status. Hiring a she- ne to act as your mouthpiece before the judge might have acted therapeutically to dispel this particular feeling."
Author/creator: Andrew Huxley
Language: English
Source/publisher: TRANSACTIONS OF THE JEAN BODIN SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
Format/size: pdf (311K)
Date of entry/update: 10 November 2014
ML > Law and Constitution > Legal sources and literature > Legal history and philosophy of Burma (texts and commentary)


Title: Myanmar’s Economic policy in Transition: Comparative Assessment & Empirical Analysis
Date of publication: June 2013
Description/subject: Abstract: "This paper comparatively examines the economic policies of Myanmar in transition with other Asian countries’ experiences and test the credibility of the policies with econometric methodology. Comparative studies with other emerging economies and transitional stages offer the opportunity to examine Myanmar’s transitional policies clearly and found out that Myanmar is at the cross road and not focusing on the old pattern of developments of other’s success stories. Myanmar is definitely not focusing on the productivity of agriculture for the surplus transfer to industrialization. It assesses the development pattern of Myanmar from the theoretical perspective. Growth models mainly address the importance of saving and capitals, human capital, openness to the trade, macroeconomic stability, political stability, technological change and most importantly the surpluses transfer from agriculture to industrialization as key drivers to economic growth. Based on the Cobb-Douglas production function, this paper tests the credibility whether the economic policy reform of Myanmar is contributing much to the growth and development. It employs the time series data set from IMF staff estimates, World Bank, ADB, MOFA, and the technique of cointegration test within an Autoregressive Distributed Lag Framework (ARDL ) proposed by Pesaran (1997) . The empirical results show that the economic policies of new Myanmar government are not focusing on the right direction to realize the potential gains and last but not least, the paper shades lights on the policy recommendations."
Author/creator: Richard Takhun
Language: English
Source/publisher: (Thesis) School of Economics and Finance Curtin University of Technology
Format/size: pdf (760K)
Date of entry/update: 09 November 2014
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Economy: general, analytical, statistical (various sources)